CHS grad becomes community college’s all-time leading scorer

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 14:05
  • Chugiak’s Ashlynn Burgess drives to the basket during the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Class 3A/4A Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Anchorage. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Ashlynn Burgess is separated from the ball by Eagle River’s Ky Henderson during a game in 2017. (Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen)

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess capped a stellar career at Wenatchee Valley College by helping the Lady Knights to a Northwest Athletic Conference championship March 17 with a 74-70 win over Umpqua College at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington.

The 2017 Chugiak High grad scored 16 points, hauled in five rebounds and grabbed a game-high four steals in the victory.

Burgess was a two-time second team all-state performer at Chugiak, where she missed her junior season due to a knee injury. She was a standout from the beginning at Wenatchee, where she recently became the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,064 points.

Burgess finished ninth in the NWAC in scoring at 18.4 points per game and grabbed almost seven rebounds per contest and was named the league’s MVP after winning the Player of the Week award three times.

Her stellar play at the community college level drew notice of Division II Seattle Pacific, which earlier this year signed Burgess to play next season at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference school.

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